A Few Honest Words
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
In industry circles, musicians from Kentucky are known to possess an enviable pedigree—a lineage as prized as the bloodline of any bluegrass-raised Thoroughbred. But Kentucky’s contribution to American music is much broader. It’s the rich and resonant cello of Ben Sollee, the velvet crooning of jazz great Helen Humes, and the famed vibraphone of Lionel Hampton. It’s exemplified by hip-hop artists like the Nappy Roots and indie folk rockers like the Watson Twins. It goes beyond the hallowed mandolin of Bill Monroe and banjo of the Osborne Brothers to encompass the genres of blues, jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop. Jason Howard’s rich and detailed profiles reveal the importance of the state and the Appalachian region to the creation and performance of music in America.
Jason Howard is coauthor of Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Nation, Sojourners, Paste, the Louisville Review, Equal Justice Magazine, and on NPR.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.